Where To Go in Kenya this Valentines

Where To Go in Kenya this Valentines

Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Valentine's Day, Wildlife Safari
Chocolates. Flowers. Love. Breath-taking sceneries, luxurious rooms, and tranquil environments to put you and your beau in the right mood… Yes!, the season is upon us and very few things conjure up the idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day like an exotic getaway with your love. Are you adventurous? Love the outdoors? Maybe you prefer cozying indoors with some wine and pampering?  No matter what kind of couple, Kenya has always had thousands of places to explore, hundreds of things to see and experience for to celebrate with your love. With the long dry season well established, the grass grazed down and wildlife gathering close to water points, this is still a good month for a safari. Water clarity makes for excellent diving and snorkeling conditions at the coast. From…
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Those Who Love to Travel

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Those Who Love to Travel

Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Nairobi Area, Valentine's Day, Wildlife Safari
Valentine’s Day is the most ideal opportunity for creating unforgettable memories with the person you love the most.  There is no shortage of places in Kenya for the perfect getaway to unleash your passion. But if a trip isn’t in the cards this year, the next best thing is to surprise your significant other with a gift worthy of a travel experience. If you are thinking of getting your special someone long-stem roses or a box of chocolates, you might be missing a lot. So, why not surprise your significant other with the following selected gifts that are guaranteed to leave lasting memories. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through…
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Book Your Safari Online

Book Your Safari Online

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Amazingly unbelievable!" were the first words she used to describe their family December trip to Tsavo West National park. “Every day we were on holiday was such an adventure, simply because we never knew what we would see or what would happen," she said as we chatted online a few days after they returned from their Christmas holidays. "Everyone’s asking us what our most memorable moment was, but it would not do the trip justice to choose one of anything. There were just so many awesome experiences! We saw all the Big 5, an endless number of other animals including, elephants, hippos, cheetahs, and giraffes. We saw everything from male lions fighting to hippos mating. It was like being in an adventure movie unfolding every day! We felt so lucky…
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5 Exciting Adventures in Kenya This January

5 Exciting Adventures in Kenya This January

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
January is usually considered the time for a more private safari. For some, the holiday excitement has worn off. For others who’re still on holiday, it’s the ideal time to plan an exclusive getaway, as there are fewer crowds to contend with. Even though the month falls under high season, the clear, hot days and warm nights make this a popular time for safaris. Whether you in pursuit of luxury adventure travel, or want to explore and experience nature and wildlife in a different and unique way, here are a few ideas for your first trip in 2021. *Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to COVID-19 protocols, security, entry and exit requirements, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate.…
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Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
One of the most critical skills to learn in wildlife photography is the ability to handle the camera without thinking about it. The more time you spend wondering which control dial to adjust and in which direction, the greater the likelihood that your intended image has long since disappeared from the scene. This can be as true of an apparently static subject, such as a landscape, as it is of fast moving subjects like wildlife, particularly when you take into account how quickly light can change. FOCUS MODE Focus mode determines how the camera focuses, initially between automatic (AF) and manual (MF) operation, and then, in AF mode, between focus-and-lock, where focus is locked after it is attained, and focus-and-track, in which set ting the camera continues to adjust focus…
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Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Crouched low, ears flattened and tail swishing softly from side to side, the spotted cat looked up from the shadow of the termite hill, its golden eyes glinting in the evening sun.Thompson Gazelles a few meter ahead continue munching on the fresh grass, twitchy, yet oblivious of the imminent danger facing them.A slow, almost inaudible growl rumbled from the cheetah’s throat. Its small head widened into a thick neck; the short mane bristling between the ears and into the curve of the back. It was a young female. And she was hungry.The cheetah waited, watched and listened. Muscles tensed and coiled, she sniffed the air for one last time, feline sinew tightened beneath a yellow coat of spotted black.Suddenly, she sprung in the direction of the gazelles… We we’re on…
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6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

Excursion, History, Holiday
Kenya is a crossroad where peoples and cultures from Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia have been meeting for hundreds of years. As a result we’re enriched with cultural and ethnic diversity, and unique and dynamic cultural traditions.We’re a country of great changes, instigated mainly by ourselves but also through influences from other continents. The Kenyan culture embodies our philosophy, worldview, behavior patterns, arts, and institutions.With a population of over 40 million people drawn from at least forty-two different ethnic groups, a number of “Asian” communities, remnants of European “settlers,” and more recent expatriate communities, we’re indeed a mosaic of cultural and racial diversity.Our geographical endowments extend from the tropical Indian Ocean coast through temperate highlands and forests to the semiarid deserts of the north.Christianity, Islam and traditional beliefs…
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Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

City Tour, Excursion, History
Hot dry monsoon winds catch the boat’s sail as our captain’s gaze across the Indian Ocean turns glossy. The ocean simmers and ripples in bright orange as it reflects the late evening sun. He squints his eye in a thoughtful mood, searching deep into his memories. He’s narrating to us one of the most important, controversial, hotly contested and silently dealt with topics 
in African history, the East African slave trade. We’re on a traditional Arab dhow, having just left Shimoni caves on an excursion to Wasini Island for snorkeling and sight seeing. Close to the border of Tanzania, you can sail 
to it from Diani Beach or Shimoni , or like Omani Arabs, to the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. But who were the Omani? What’s the Portuguese connection to…
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Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

City Tour, Excursion, Extreme, Nairobi Area
Its always the dream of any 4x4 car owner to test the limits of their machines in harsh and extreme terrains. Most 4x4 fans never get a chance to experience this thrill, and when such an opportunity cropped up, I couldn’t resist. Having limited activities due to the COVID-19 restrictions gave me time to slowly service the old Suzuki Vitara. I’d driven the four-wheel drive car for years, but I rarely take it through grit and dirt roads. Looking for spare parts online led me to join a unique group of Suzuki enthusiasts. Apart from mechanical and technical advise members help each other in sourcing spare parts and other gadgets necessary for the ultimate off-roading vehicle. I had never heard of Gatune Hills, or Nachu Caves before, but owing to…
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Ahoy Matey! The Thrills of Big Game Fishing – Kenya

Ahoy Matey! The Thrills of Big Game Fishing – Kenya

Excursion, Fishing, Mombasa, Wildlife Safari
Watamu. The small dhow bounces on the waves during the early morning one-minute ride to the fishing boat, its sails full of wind; the sailor deftly adjusting the ropes. The twin-engine 25-foot craft we are headed to is designed for a crew of two and specially designed for 2 more passengers. As we climb aboard, I feel the excitement building for the task ahead. This is my first time on a professional fishing boat, and I’m impressed. I also pray to the gods of the sea to keep my stomach steady, especially after the earlier full English breakfast. On the boat, I’m introduced to Captain Majid and his assistant Abdul, who casually asks me if I had taken seasickness tablets. I reply in the affirmative, and then we head into…
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